Technologically Lonely

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Technologically Lonely

Hey, Hey! The old lady kept on yelling at the paper boy, yet he never noticed her. He had just hit her right in the face with the Sunday edition, but he could not realize anything that had happened. Because the paperboy was listening to his iPod, he was in his own world, caring about no one. It is clear that as newer technologies are widely available, teenagers are among the first ones to embrace its use. Unfortunately, in recent years, mp3 players, cell phones, and portable video games tend to negatively define how teenagers develop socially. The use of newer technologies without proper guidelines prevent teenagers from building healthy family relations, promotes teenage addictive behaviors and enforces loneliness although some may believe these devices and technologies connect teens further.

Some might argue that electronics allow teenagers to keep in touch with their close ones. Many teenagers feel a lot more comfortable communicating with their friends through text, e-mail, or online websites as opposed to personally. People that support social networking say that the use of technology is a good way for shy people to talk to their friends, and express themselves over texting. Although it keeps teenagers connected, it doesn’t allow them to learn proper socializing skills to use with friends, family, or in their future professional life.

First, portable electronic devices disable teenagers from building healthy family relations. Over the years, as technology develops, teens find it a lot more appealing to spend time with their devices rather than with their families. In their free time, instead of playing board games or watching a movie together, the juniors embrace their time with their electronics. This means they spend less time talking to their parents about their lives, and vise versa. Matthew Toone, the founder…...

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